Workshop  /  03/02/2020  -  03/31/2020, t.b.d

Aluminum battery systems

Battery concepts based on multivalent ions attract considerable attention for new energy storage systems. Besides Lithium, alternative concepts are required with respect to the availability of the raw materials, as well as handling and safety. With a theoretical capacity of 8040 mAh cm-³, aluminum is considered an outstandingly promising anode material.

Recently, the development of the electrically rechargeable Aluminum battery reached a milestone owing to the development of ionic liquid-based electrolytes that enable the highly reversible electrodissolution / -deposition of aluminum. Nonetheless, numerous challenges remain, especially problems related to reversible cycling and long-term stability of intercalation-type cathode materials.    

Hosting this workshop, Fraunhofer IZM and IISB intend to share their expertise on aluminum battery systems. The workshop aims at gathering renowned experts and interested newcomers for a fruitful discussion on perspectives and possible future strategies.

Topics

  • Basics and mechanisms
  • Cathode materials
  • Anode materials
  • Electrolyte systems
  • Applications, cell concepts, inactive components